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2010-03-31 13:13:05

The skull of a juvenile sauropod dinosaur, rediscovered in the collections of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Natural History, illustrates that some sauropod species went through drastic changes in skull shape during normal growth. University of Michigan paleontologists John Whitlock and Jeffrey Wilson, along with Matthew Lamanna from the Carnegie Museum, describe their find in the March issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The fossil offers a rare chance to look at the early life...

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2010-03-02 08:17:17

The remains of a new herbivorous sauropod dinosaur, discovered near the world-famous Carnegie Quarry in Dinosaur National Monument, may help explain the evolution of the largest land animals ever to walk the earth. University of Michigan paleontologist Jeffrey Wilson and graduate student John Whitlock, along with coauthors from Brigham Young University and Dinosaur National Monument, describe the new species in a paper published online Feb. 24 in the journal Naturwissenschaften. The discovery...

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2009-03-16 08:15:00

A herd of young birdlike dinosaurs met their death on the muddy margins of a lake some 90 million years ago, according to a team of Chinese and American paleontologists that excavated the site in the Gobi Desert in western Inner Mongolia. The sudden death of the herd in a mud trap provides a rare snapshot of social behavior. Composed entirely of juveniles of a single species of ornithomimid dinosaur (Sinornithomimus dongi), the herd suggests that immature individuals were left to fend for...


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2009-09-29 13:52:52

Nigersaurus, meaning "Niger lizard", is a genus of diplodocoid dinosaur from the Middle Cretaceous Period (during the Aptian or Albian age between 119 to 99 million years ago). It was first described by Paul Sereno and his colleagues in 1999. It was discovered in the Elrhaz Formation in the Niger Republic by Philippe Taquet in 1976. This sauropod had a short neck, much shorter than other sauropods. Despite being a stocky dinosaur, Nigersaurus reached a length of 29.5 feet. It was still...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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